Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the impact of reinstating the protective status of wolves and legislation he opposes which will prevent counties from using dogs to hunt cougars, black bear and...

Feb. 25, 2022

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the House Republicans fight against bad legislation and a public safety issue he is working on. Wash. House Republicans · 02-18-22 – RADIO: Capitol Report with...

Feb. 18, 2022

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, discusses an environmental bill that will negatively affect land owners and could devastate the Ag community. Wash. House Republicans · 01-28-22 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep....

Jan. 28, 2022

Legislation introduced in Olympia at the request of Gov. Jay Inslee poses an enormous threat to those involved in agriculture, says Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda. House Bill 1838 received a public...

Jan. 27, 2022

Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber, along with Sen. Shelly Short, give an update on the 2021 legislative session.

Aug. 11, 2021

I've met and heard from many of you regarding wolves over the last decade.  As we've worked to restore balance and fairness to the wolf/livestock equation, I've asked you to stick...

June 8, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses battles over the budget, opposing new taxes, and concerns over the governor's emergency powers. Wash. House Republicans · 04-02-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Kretz:...

April 2, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waucounda, discusses the economy, his opposition to new taxes, and the budget. Wash. House Republicans · 03-26-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep. Kretz: Economic recovery

March 26, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses a bi-partisan push to fund wildfire preparedness, and educating lawmakers on the necessity for wildfire support. Wash. House Republicans · 03-16-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with...

March 16, 2021

I have been advocating, since last spring, for a local approach to reopening our economy.  I trust my local health departments and locally elected county officials to do the right thing...

March 11, 2021